Would you like to be a part of the team that helps make Lifest 2023 happen? Well, we need volunteers to help make a difference at one of the nation’s largest Christian music festivals!

Whether you can serve 4 hours or 20 hours, we would love to have you join us. You could earn a Full Event ticket, a half-price ticket, or a One Day ticket in exchange for your time. We need help in many areas, so feel free to select a position that best suits you and your strengths!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]! I look forward to seeing you at Lifest!

— Britta, Lifest Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer FAQs

Please go to the Ticket Tent (located at Gate 2). Here you will find volunteer registration where you MUST check-in before attending your scheduled shifts.

Please bring a photo ID if over 18 years old, in addition to sunscreen, comfortable & close-toed shoes.

QUESTIONS? Contact [email protected] or call 920-738-5588.


  • Volunteer Registration will be located in the ticket tent for 2022 please park in general parking and enter the main gate. You must stop here first to get your wristband.
  • All volunteers over 18 must present a photo ID to check-in.
  • You will receive your event wristband at Volunteer Registration.
  • If you have any money due, you need to pay at Volunteer Registration before receiving your wristband. Life Promotions accepts cash, check or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover).
  •  Show your voucher to a parking attendant to receive your parking pass. You will receive your t-shirt token at volunteer check-in.
  • Arrive Wednesday: Volunteers can set up camping between Noon and 10:00 pm. If you are in an electric campground, please note that generators will not be on until 5:00 pm on Wednesday.

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION HOURS Please plan on arriving to check in DURING THESE HOURS ONLY. If you arrive when Volunteer Registration is closed, you will not be able to enter the festival until the next day. If you expect to arrive outside these hours, please make arrangements in advance. Arrive at least one hour before your first volunteer shift begins. Registering and parking will take some time (especially on Thursday). Wednesday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thurs – Fri 7:00 am – 8:00 pm Saturday 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • One-Day Volunteers can sign-up starting June 1st.
  • If you are filling out a paper application, you must mail it by June 30th.
  • If you are using the online application, it will be available until midnight on July 1, 2022. If you haven’t applied by July 1st, check our website to see if there are any openings left. If so, you will need to register at Lifest. Please proceed to the Ticket Tent and follow the signs for Walk-In Registration. Late registrants are not guaranteed a volunteer position so please come prepared to purchase a Lifest ticket if needed. A background check will be done at the festival so it could take over an hour to complete the process. It is best to apply before the deadline so that registration goes quickly and efficiently.
  • Full-Time Volunteers work 3 shifts (approximately 13 – 15 hours) and receive a free Full Event Ticket.
  • Part-Time Volunteers work 2 shifts (approximately 9 – 12 hours) and receive a Full Event Ticket for $30.
  • One-Day Volunteers work 1 shift (approximately 5 hours) and receive a ticket for the day they work.
  • Full-Time and Part-Time Volunteers are required to work at least one shift during an evening headliner if shifts are available for your team.
  • Volunteers who work more 15 hours will receive a $5 voucher for each additional shift (approximately 5 hours each). Vouchers can be used for discounts on Lifest apparel, food at the Lifest Food Shack or parking. See voucher for more information.
  • Some teams fill up quickly. For best selection sign up early.
  • Please let us know at any point if you are unable to fulfill your volunteer commitment at Lifest. If you do not show up for your scheduled volunteer shifts, you will not be able to volunteer at next year’s festival and may be required to pay for your ticket.
  • All volunteers 18 and over will receive a background check. The information from this check will not be used for any purpose other than assessing your suitability for volunteering.
  • We do not accept walk-in volunteers who have lived out of the state of Wisconsin in the last seven years. If you have lived out of state, please fill out an application in advance.
  • Individuals will not be allowed to volunteer if they are listed on the National Sex Offender Registry.
  • The background check process can take up to two weeks. You will be notified if you are not able to volunteer. If you don’t hear from us, you can assume there is no concern.
  • All volunteers over 18 must present a photo ID to check-in.
  • All volunteers under 18 must have a signed PARENTAL CONSENT FORM before they can work.
  • If you have children at Lifest who are not scheduled to volunteer with you, please arrange for their supervision while you serve. They are not allowed to accompany you during your volunteer shift.
  • Volunteers age 15 and younger (and anyone signing up for Jr. Security) should volunteer with an adult willing to work with them for all their scheduled shifts. Maximum of six youth per adult.
  • Jobs available for youth fill up quickly, so sign up early to ensure positions are still available.

Special Notes:

$ You may be handling money on this team. You must be at least 16 to handle money. Accountability and accuracy are required and cash register experience is desired. If you don’t feel comfortable at a cash register or making change, please let the area leader know when you check in for your shift.

* You may be working outside for some or all of your shift. Please come prepared for the weather (rain poncho, bug spray, footwear, sun screen, hat, etc).

+ Youth ages 8-12 can serve on these teams with an adult. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for details.

Team Name   Min_Age    Description
Activities 16 * Assist with a variety of fun activities at Activities Central.
Art Space 16 Set-up, organize and clean the Art Space area.
Artist Merchandise 16 $ Handle sales and keep merchandise presentable.
Call Center (pre-event) 18 Help in the Life Promotions offices in Appleton to answer phone calls about Lifest. Some other office tasks may also be given to you. Training will be provided. Teenagers 16-17 may serve in this area if alongside an adult.
Camping Marking Team 13 * Paint camping lines and set up sites before the event. Direct campers on check-in day.
Camping Info Team 13 * With over 3,000 campsites and thousands of attendees camping, getting the correct information when entering Lifest is vital. The Camping Info team is responsible for giving simple directions on how to navigate to specific camping areas.
Festival Tear-Down 13 * + If you are working both Sunday and Monday as Full Event volunteers, we will provide Sunday supper and Monday lunch. When you arrive at Volunteer Registration, you will be required to pay a $50 deposit. This can be in the form of check or credit card. Because you are receiving your wristband before you work, this deposit is held only to ensure that you show up for Festival Tear-Down. Your deposit will be returned to you after work is complete. Close-toed shoes are required. Note: There are some Sunday only shifts, labeled “Sunday Tear-Down.”
Festival Set-Up 13 * + You MUST be able to lift 50 lbs and work outside. Lunch is available for $4 each on Tuesday and Wednesday. You can pack a lunch or purchase these meals at Catering. Meal breaks are short so you may not have time to leave grounds to eat. Close-toed shoes are required.
Grounds Crew 13 * + Keep the grounds orderly by picking up garbage around the fairgrounds and changing garbage bags in designated areas.
KidZone Team 13 Supervise crafts and inflatables and have fun with the kids. This position requires some set-up and clean-up.
Lifest Guest Services 16 If you are knowledgeable about Lifest and want to help other find their way, you are a great fit for this team. Volunteers should be friendly, out-going, and comfortable with technology.
Lifest Store 18 $ Handle sales and will keep merchandise presentable.
Medical Team 18 Physicians, nurses, CNAs, MAs, Paramedics, EMTs and First Responders needed. Proof of medical certification is required before you volunteer. The schedule you choose is tentative; the medical director will confirm or change your schedule as needed.
Parking 13 $ * Direct vehicles through the parking area and collect parking money.
Security 16 * This area is for watchful, assertive volunteers who are willing to keep order. Security is for mature individuals with a Christ-like attitude who will treat all situations and all people with respect and proper protocol. You will secure all areas of the festival. If you are willing to work overnight, please consider choosing Overnight Security. If you are 16 or 17, you must sign up to work the same shifts with an adult you know.
Signs/Banners 16 Lifest has multiple partners that help the event succeed. In appreciation, the banners of these companies are hung around the grounds. Putting up the proper signage is a vital piece of making the grounds easier to navigate for festival goers.
Stage Crew 18 * You will be lifting and moving heavy band and stage equipment. You must be able to lift 75 lbs. No skirts, dresses, or sandals while working. You may want to bring your own gloves. You will be working at various stages. Close-toed shoes are required.
Ticket Tent 13 $ * All festival attendees enter this tent to purchase tickets, pick-up orders and receive their wristbands.
Volunteer Registration 18 Help your fellow volunteers check into their shifts!


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